Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel is editor of The Nation.

 

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:30am
The Welcome Rebellion in the Democratic Party
The political fallout from the Panama Papers has been felt throughout the world. So far, the trove of leaked documents has exposed shady financial activities involving powerful and wealthy figures such as British Prime Minister David Cameron, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Russian President...
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 2:15pm
How a $15 Minimum Wage Went from ‘Extreme’ to Enacted
What once was considered “pie in the sky” is slowly becoming law. In New York, state legislators just agreed to raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour , with the full effect beginning in New York City by December 2018. California just passed a compromise raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour...
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 4:00pm
The Media Malpractice That’s Hurting Everyone but Trump
“I believe that in a democracy what elections are about are serious debates over serious issues,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said upon announcing his presidential campaign in April 2015. He concluded with a plea to the press: “I would hope, and I ask the media’s help on this, allow us to discuss...
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 8:45am
The Economic Dilemma Democrats Face in 2016
Democrats face a dilemma in 2016: How do they deal with the Obama presidency, and particularly the Obama economy? As the early primaries have shown, Americans are in a surly mood, with the economy at the center of their concerns. The Obama administration naturally wants Democrats to brag on its...
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 12:30pm
Sanders Should Challenge the Foreign Policy Status Quo
Global economic troubles threaten our economy, a cold war heats up with Russia, the Middle East is aflame and 2015 was the hottest year on record , as climate change accelerates. Despite this, the presidential campaigns have offered little more than foreign policy by bumper sticker. In the...
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 8:45am
We Need Bernie Sanders to Redefine Our Politics — Just Like Ronald Reagan Did
During the 2008 primaries, Hillary Clinton criticized Barack Obama after he cited Ronald Reagan’s presidency as an example of the impact he hoped to achieve. Reagan “changed the trajectory of America,” Obama told a Nevada newspaper, adding , “He put us on a fundamentally different path because the...
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 12:15pm
Bernie Sanders is the Realist We Should Elect
As the Iowa caucuses near, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) have released TV ads that together echo a popular theme in the mainstream media . Clinton’s ad depicts the job of the presidency as tough and change as hard. You need someone experienced who can face down foreign adversaries...
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 2:45pm
The Poisoning of Flint
In early 2015, shortly after his victory in a heated reelection contest, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) began exploring a run for president . With his business experience and electoral success in a blue state, Snyder was considered a viable potential candidate, so he embarked on a national speaking...
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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 1:00pm
The New Nuclear Arms Race
On a frigid day in February 1994, William Perry was sworn in as President Bill Clinton’s secretary of defense. Perry would take over at the Pentagon during one of the most fluid times in geopolitical history — between the end of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. During his...
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 9:45am
The Antidote to Cynical Politics
The Republican presidential race has devolved into a disgraceful display of bigotry and bullying. Media organizations are eager to stoke debate over the Syrian refugee crisis, filling airtime and column inches with baseless xenophobia, but they dedicate little coverage to the plight of hardworking...
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